Ronald Alan Barrett
- July 8, 1946 - October 11, 2009
- Columbia, South Carolina
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“Will miss Ron's smiling face. His "Falcon Spirit" has soared to the ulitimate!!
1 of 37 | Posted by: Babara Roberts Reeves (Flora '64) - SC
“Ron's gentle humor and sincere concern made him warm and lovable. Susan, I'm thinking of you and the family.
2 of 37 | Posted by: Lyn Olive - Columbia, SC
“I was truly sorry to learn of the loss of Ron.
3 of 37 | Posted by: Chuck Libby - Columbia, SC
“Susan, we were so saddened to learn of your loss. It was a pleasure to get to know Ron as moved into Popowski's building and while working there....Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Bobbie & Michael Moore - Columbia, SC
“Ron was such a fine person. We truly enjoyed knowing him. We are praying for and thinking of his whole family during this difficult time.
5 of 37 | Posted by: Brenda and Chris Powell - SC
“Ron is one of the nicest people we have ever been associated with. We know he is going to be missed.
6 of 37 | Posted by: Jpyce & Steve Zimmerman - SC
“Susan & Family,
We are truly sorry for your loss. We will miss Ron, especially his enthusiasm & his very personal way of always making people...Read More »
7 of 37 | Posted by: Ellen & Hal Sides - Lexington, SC
“Hi Susan and Joyce. I was visiting my sister Jackie in Blythewood this week and heard about Ron. Your family is in my prayers and may they comfort...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Kathy Kahrs - Atlanta, GA
“Dear Susan, I just learned of Ron's illness and put a card in the mail to both of you this morning. And now to read that he has passed away is such a...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: carol bower vagnini - wooster, OH
“May God provide you with all during your time of need and thereafter. Mr. Barrett was a great and kind-spirited individual and it very disheartening...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: Eboni Rowe - Columbia, SC
“I was so sad to learn of Ron's passing, and extend my sincerest condolences to his family. In our many years of practice in the Family Court I always...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Sandra R. Parise - Columbia, SC
“Ron was truly a gentleman and lived a life both personally and professionally to which all lawyers should strive. It’s not often the case where one...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: David C. Shea - Columbia, SC
“Susan & Thorne & your families, please know that you're in my heart & prayers. Ron's smile is my biggest memory. I never saw him frown....Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Janet Deaver Molyneaux
We are sorry to hear of Ron's passing. God surely blessed you with Ron (and him with you)and for that we know you are very thankful. I have...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Bob and Rita Deaver - Charlotte, NC
“The family court bar will certainly miss Ron's willingness to help and his creativity in helping design parents' visitation and custody schedules. We...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Alice Perkins - Chapin, SC
“Fair winds and smooth sailing my friend.
16 of 37 | Posted by: Tom Taylor - Houston, TX
“Susan, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I went to school with Ron from 7th through 12th grade at AC Flora. I have many great...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Dick Tighe - Bowie, MD
So sorry to hear of Ron's passing and your loss. Thinking of Ron's wonderful talents and kind spirit.
18 of 37 | Posted by: Cheryl Parsons Soehl
“I remember Ron as always having a ready smile and never meeting a stranger.
He will be missed.
19 of 37 | Posted by: Jan Holland - columbia, SC
“I knew Ron from the 3rd or 4th grade and we were close friends through high school, having many adventures over that period. Sadly, as is too often...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: David Detwiler - Austin, TX
“Ron was always a friend, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
21 of 37 | Posted by: Jeff drake - n. myrtle beach, SC
“Please accept my expression of condolences as Ron's law school classmate and friend.
22 of 37 | Posted by: Lawrence E. Richter - SC
“Susan, I'm so sorry to hear of Ron's passing, knowing what a loss it must be to you and your family. I remember him as a sweet and really special guy...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Margaret Seay Emmanuel - sylva, NC
“Ron Barrett was one of the nicest people that I had the pleasure of knowing. Always a smile, he could turn your frown into a smile. I have known Ron...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: Deborah Henderson Ward - Columbia, SC
“My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know there is a special place in heaven for Ron. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met and I was...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Wendy James - Lexington, SC
“The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Ron was a good friend and also helped me a lot as an attorney. May he rest in peace. Slow hand salute to...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Bill & Susan Kelbaugh - FL
“Susan and family, we are saddened by Ron's passing. We are grateful we had the opportunity to spend time with both of you last year in Baltimore, and...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Frank and Judy Beskid - PA
“My heart and prayers are with all of you.I remember Ron as always being upbeat and positive. A great example!
28 of 37 | Posted by: LaNelle Cantey DuRant
“My prayers go out to you, Susan.
With love and sympathy, Harriet
29 of 37 | Posted by: Harriet Cullinan - Lexington, SC
“Dearest Beskid and Barrett Families,
We will miss Ron so much! The one thing I always think of when I think of Ron is his smile! It was joyful and...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Jan Smoak - Columbia, SC
“Susan and Thorne, my thoughts are with you at this time. Ron was a big part of the lives of everyone here at our firm for many years. He would...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Nick Callas - Columbia, SC
“Ron is already missed. As one of the founders of Heart & Soul he provided talent, wisdom and guidance in setting our direction and getting the...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Bill Miles - Fort Lawn, SC
Please know that we are thinking of you and your entire family during this most difficult time. From reading your dad's tribute he was, quite...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Jenny Hathorne - Columbia, SC
“My thoughts and prayers are with your Family
34 of 37 | Posted by: Charles Aroneck - Bahamas
“Susan and family:
I am so very sorry about your loss. I want you to know that you are all in my prayers. I know you will take some comfort from all...Read More »
35 of 37 | Posted by: Dorothy Yarborough - Columbia, SC
“SUSAN...SO SORRY TO HEAR OF RON'S PASSING AND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. IT WAS A PLEASURE HAVING ROGERS FOR A NEIGHBOR AND THEN YOUR MOM...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: ROBERT PRICE - COLUMBIA, SC
“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends sincere condolences to the family of Ronald Alan Barrett .
37 of 37 | Posted by: Jeff Temples - Columbia, SC
Ronald Alan Barrett
Columbia - Ronald Alan Barrett, 63, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2009. Born in Chicago, IL, on July 8, 1946, Ron grew up in Columbia, S.C., where he attended A.C. Flora High School and the University of South Carolina. After receiving a law degree from USC, Ron served four years of active duty in the JAG Corps of the U.S. Air Force, stationed in New Jersey and Alaska. Ron later served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, retiring with the rank of colonel. After his active duty, Ron returned to Columbia with his family and began a legal practice that focused on domestic law, particularly the rights of children.
Ron was the son of Walter John Barrett and Rodgers Dantzler Barrett, both deceased. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan Beskid Barrett; his son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Hawthorne Barrett and Jenna Aldridge Barrett; his grandson, Lake Hawthorne Barrett, all of Columbia; his sister and brother-in-law, Joyce Barrett and Bill Marjenhoff, of Charleston, S.C.; his nephew, Barrett Evans, and his wife, Jennifer Evans, and children, Sloane and Thompson Evans, all of Charles Town, WV; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim Beskid and Novella Beskid; his nephew and niece, Austin Beskid and Caroline Beskid, all of Columbia.
Ron was a wonderful grandfather and uncle to the children in his family, Lake, Austin and Caroline. He was always there to support and encourage them, and he rarely missed any of their many sporting events or performances. He also treasured the family’s annual beach trips, when he was able to spend more time with them.
Ron was a skilled and respected attorney, a talented musician, and an avid fan of football and Formula One auto racing. Mostly, though, Ron was a loving and beloved part of the lives of his numerous family members and friends. His intelligence, compassion and quick wit enriched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him.
The family will host a celebration of Ron’s life on Sunday, October 18, 2009 from 4 until 6 p.m. at Doc’s Bar-Be-Que on Shop Road in Columbia. The family asks that you not send any memorials or flowers. Instead, please gather with those closest to you and let them know how much they mean to you. This is the best way to honor Ron, who did this every day. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.